Marymount California University

30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Tel: (310)377-5501
1,108 students
Private not-for-profit
The mission of Marymount College is to prepare students for the acquisition of the Associate's degree and successful transfer to a four-year college or university.
School Highlights
Marymount California University serves 1,108 students (95% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
Marymount California University is one of 56 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Los Angeles Harbor College (4.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Marymount California University (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 65 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,108 has grown by 95% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,108 students 2,397 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 17:1 44:1
# Full-Time Students 1,050 students 1,260 students
# Part-Time Students 58 students 5,258 students
# Undergraduate Students 1,033 students 1,199 students
# Graduate Students 17 students 60 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 457 144
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
6%
13%
% Hispanic
34%
37%
% Black
5%
7%
% White
30%
32%
% Hawaiian
2%
-
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
12%
8%
% Non Resident races
9%
-
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.79 0.73

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $28,920 is more than the state average of $1,324. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $28,920 is more than the state average of $6,758. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $28,920 $1,324
Out-State Tuition Fees $28,920 $6,758
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65% 81%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Marymount College is a distinctive institution: it is the only independent college in Southern California solely devoted to the liberal arts and granting an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree. The College was founded in 1932, and continues to build upon its value-centered foundation within the Catholic tradition of American higher education. Founded in 1932 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount College is a Catholic college that welcomes students of all faiths. It is the only private, coeducational two-year liberal arts college in California. In 1960, the College moved to a site on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The new campus included dormitories for on-campus residential living, an auditorium, dining facility, a library and a chapel. The year 1967 found the College preparing for a merger with Loyola University of Los Angeles in Westchester. Marymount separated its two-year program, which remained on the Palos Verdes campus, from the four-year and in 1968 the four-year college moved to the Loyola campus. The Marymount two-year program remained incorporated as a separate institution and received accreditation as such in 1971. In 1973, the merger was finalized and became a new entity: Loyola Marymount University (LMU). The college is accreditated by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,826 per year for in-state students and $6,443 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,655 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.